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People take part in a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 20, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Diverse Myanmar protesters united in opposition to coup

Opponents of Myanmar’s coup took to the streets again on Saturday with members of ethnic minorities, writers and poets and transport workers among those coming out to demand an end to military rule and the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and others.
2. A number of Everton fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Alex Iwobi’s performance as the Toffees beat Arsenal 2-1 at Goodison Park this weekend.

Alex Iwobi dreams Merseyside derby victory over Liverpool since 2010

Alex Iwobi is dreaming Everton can use the absence of fans to their advantage as they prepare for the crunch clash against Merseyside rivals Liverpool.
Everton have celebrated Alex Iwobi’s excellent display in Tuesday night’s 2-1 away win against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux.

Everton boss hails Alex Iwobi, Lucas Digne’s partnership vs Wolves

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has expressed his delight with the productive partnership between Alex Iwobi and Lucas Digne in their 2-1 Premier League victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday.
Alex Iwobi ended his Premier League goal drought as Everton defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 on Tuesday evening.

Alex Iwobi’s goal vs Wolves excites Everton boss

“We had a different approach without Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin. We played more to attack the flanks with Iwobi and Digne and it worked well because the first goal was a fantastic combination,” he told BBC Sport.
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti believes Alex Iwobi needs more confidence to play in the wingback position for Everton.

Alex Iwobi stars as Everton hold Burnley

Alex Iwobi shone as Everton played out a 1-1 draw against Burnley in Saturday’s Premier League game.
Bright Osayi-Samuel has been omitted from Queens Park Rangers squad for Tuesday (tonight) Sky Bet Championship clash against Barnsley after turning down a new contract.

Bright Osayi-Samuel axed from QPR squad after rejecting new contract

Bright Osayi-Samuel has been omitted from Queens Park Rangers squad for Tuesday (tonight) Sky Bet Championship clash against Barnsley after turning down a new contract.
Edouard Mendy has told Frank Lampard he is ready to face West Brom this weekend, as the Chelsea manager weighs up whether to throw the goalkeeper straight in for his debut.

Edouard Mendy: I’m fit to make Chelsea debut vs West Brom

Edouard Mendy has told Frank Lampard he is ready to face West Brom this weekend, as the Chelsea manager weighs up whether to throw the goalkeeper straight in for his debut.

Jordon Ibe set to join Derby County on free transfer

Former Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe is set to join Derby County on a free transfer.
Everton have confirmed the sensational signing of Real Madrid playmaker James Rodríguez.

Everton complete signing of James Rodríguez

Everton have confirmed the sensational signing of Real Madrid playmaker James Rodríguez.
English side, Leicester City, have demanded €55m from French team, Paris Saint-Germain to secure the services of Nigeria’s midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi.

Leicester City star backs Victor Osimhen to shine at Napoli

Wilfred Ndidi believes Victor Osimhen will be a success at Serie A club Napoli.
Manchester United and England defender Harry Maguire said on Thursday he was “scared” for his life and thought he was the victim of a kidnapping when he was arrested on a Greek holiday island.

Harry Maguire returns to Manchester United training for first time since Mykonos

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire returned to training at Carrington for the first time on Monday since his ill-fated trip to Mykonos.
Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood have been released from the England squad to face Denmark on Tuesday.

Phil Foden, Mason Greenwood released from England squad

The pair have been accused of inviting girls back to their hotel room after the Three Lions win over Iceland at the weekend.

Michael Keane agrees new Everton contract

Everton defender Michael Keane has signed a new five-year deal with the club.
Manchester United duo Harry Maguire and Mason Greenwood have been included in the England squad for September’s Nations League games against Iceland and Denmark.

Nations League: Manchester United duo named in England squad

Manchester United duo Harry Maguire and Mason Greenwood have been included in the England squad for September’s Nations League games against Iceland and Denmark.
Concerned Brendan Rodgers faces a sweat after his Leicester side stumbled again in their push for a Champions League place.

Brendan Rodgers: Leicester need to ‘reset mentally’ to reach Champions League

Brendan Rodgers says Leicester need to “reset mentally” to stay in charge of their Champions League destiny after their slump continued with a 2-1 loss at Everton.
Everton fans are still celebrating the heart-warming outing of Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi against Norwich City.

Everton fans laud Alex Iwobi’s outing against Norwich City

Everton defeated relegation scrapping Norwich City in the Premier League this evening courtesy of Michael Keane’s headed effort.
Nigerian international Alex Iwobi was on parade for Everton as they held league leaders Liverpool to a goalless draw in a premier league clash on Sunday.

Alex Iwobi rated average in Everton’s derby draw vs Liverpool

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The Premier League, EFL and FA have reportedly drawn up contingency plans in the event of a mass shut-down of sporting events amid concerns over the spreading of the coronavirus.

Premier League: Only players with coronavirus will be quarantined

Only individual Premier League players who test positive for coronavirus will be quarantined rather than whole squads as plans for Project Restart gather pace.
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Premier League not following FIFA advice for handling racism

Tottenham has asked the Premier League to clarify the procedures it follows in the wake of the fallout from Chelsea defender Antonio Rüdiger reporting being subjected to monkey noises from the home fans in Sunday’s London derby.
Liverpool delivered a first-half masterclass to humiliate Everton at Anfield on Wednesday, surging into a 4-2 halftime lead and adding a late fifth to maintain their charge towards a first league title in 30 years.

Liverpool thump Everton 5-2 in demolition derby

Liverpool delivered a first-half masterclass to humiliate Everton at Anfield on Wednesday, surging into a 4-2 halftime lead and adding a late fifth to maintain their charge towards a first league title in 30 years.

Marco Silva unhappy with VAR use in late Brighton defeat

Marco Silva criticised the inconsistency of VAR after Everton conceded a contentious late penalty during their dramatic 3-2 loss at Brighton.
England, Nigeria and Canada are in a three-way tussle for the services of Fikayo Tomori, with the Chelsea centre-half’s impressive displays putting him on Gareth Southgate’s radar.

Fikayo Tomori still eligible for Super Eagles after England snub

Although he was invited alongside club mate, Tammy Abraham, the defender was an unused substitute in both games.

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Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Wednesday, declared that starting from next year, the government would declare Hijrah holiday in line with the yearnings of the Muslim community in the state.

Oyo governor to declare Hijrah holiday from next year

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Wednesday, declared that starting from next year, the government would declare Hijrah holiday in line with the yearnings of the Muslim community in the state.
Zimbabwe's 71-year-old Vice President Kembo Mohadi on Wednesday refuted accusations of sexual misconduct by an online news outlet, saying he is the victim of political machinations.

Zimbabwean vice president accused of soliciting sex at his office

Zimbabwe's 71-year-old Vice President Kembo Mohadi on Wednesday refuted accusations of sexual misconduct by an online news outlet, saying he is the victim of "political machinations".
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Nigerian government announces additional economic zones for agric, textile

The federal government has approved the expansion of the existing Free Trade Zones (FTZs), as well as the activation of existing ones to respond to the demands of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) and the COVID-19 pandemic.

WAEC registration: Kwara government warns principals against extortion

The Kwara Government has warned principals in public schools not to extort students during the registration of the upcoming West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) examination.

Court affirms Ogun NUJ chairman

The National Industrial Court, sitting in Ibadan, on Wednesday, affirmed the election of Comrade Soji Amosu as the duly elected Chairman of Ogun State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

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Auto crash kills one, injures four in Osun

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Osun Sector Command, said on Monday that one person killed in an auto crash on the Gbogan-Ibadan expressway.
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Battle of supremacy rages in Boko Haram-ISWAP camps

Fierce battle between Abubakar Shekau-led Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) has broken out in the terrorists’ camps leading to the killing of several of their fighters.
Gennaro Gattuso was critical of himself and his Napoli players after a 3-1 home defeat to Milan. ‘It’s no coincidence that we falter in the important games.

Napoli boss: We are crippled by injury problem

Gennaro Gattuso revealed even more injury problems after Napoli’s 2-0 Europa League defeat to Granada. ‘What’s the point of qualifying if we don’t have anyone who can play?’

DPR: Panic buying cause of queues at filling stations in Maiduguri

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says queues observed in some filing stations in Maiduguri are caused by panic buying by motorists on the assumption that the price of petrol would soon increase.
RB Leipzig swept past Hertha Berlin with a 3-0 away win on Sunday to cut Bayern Munich's lead at the top of the Bundesliga table to just two points.

RB Leipzig move to within two of Bayern Munich after beating Hertha Berlin

Leipzig capitalised on Bayern's 2-1 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt 24 hours earlier. A long-range goal by captain Marcel Sabitzer gave second-placed Leipzig a first-half lead in Berlin. A superb second-half strike by defender Nordi Mukiele and a header from centre-back Willi Orban sealed the victory.